Fighting is increasing across Rakhine State as the Arakan Army increasingly establishes its own administration and seizes regime outposts.
Regime troops on an island in the Ayeyarwady River shelled villagers on the riverbank in response to a resistance attack.
Indiscriminate shelling by the regime’s forces is killing numerous civilians. An estimated 120 children have now been killed since last year’s coup.
The civilian National Unity Government says the military regime is targeting women and children in its brutal crackdown on civilians.